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Meet John Zarola, a first generation Italian American who founded the popular and spirited Italian language and conversation group known as Il Circolo. John admits to a strong background in the Calabrian dialect that he heard as a child. "Learning to speak and read standard Italian has been a challenging and enjoyable experience," he told us. &nbs...

by Dominic Massa   Philip Ciaccio, remembered as a fair and skilled negotiator and gentlemanly public servant during his 16 years on the New Orleans City Council throughout the 1960s and 1970s, followed by 15 years as a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, died Friday. He was 88.   Ciaccio was first elected to the City Council...

Weeks after Carlo's Bakery first opened its doors in Dallas, fans still wait for hours to get their slice of cake – with a side of reality show fame.   They're sweet treats with a cult following – cannoli and cakes apparently worth camping out for overnight. "This has been the biggest opening we've ever had. Ever. Like ever, ever, ever," sa...

Luigi's has been a landmark in downtown Skiatook for the last four years. Whether you are looking for a casual night out with the family, a business lunch or a romantic date night, the Italian restaurant can serve up exactly what you are looking for. Adam Luigi has been managing the restaurant owned by his brother, Vito, since it opened in Skiatoo...

By Beatrice Bondi Motostalgia, una delle maggiori case d'asta di automobili di lusso, ha annunciato la messa all'asta della 1950 Cisitalia Abarth 204A, l'auto guidata dal leggendario pilota Tazio Nuvolari nell'ultima vittoria della sua lunga carriera, sul percorso che da Palermo porta a Monte San Pellegrino, nel 1950 all'età di 57 anni, tre anni p...

On Dec. 10, world-renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Houston by popular demand to perform with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus in a special, one-night-only concert at the Toyota Center. The evening's program will celebrate much of the repertoire the classical crossover singer has made world-famous ove...

Sono disponibili online gli atti della X Conferenza dei Ricercatori Italiani nel Mondo, svolta il 6 dicembre a Houston.   Promossa, da 10 anni a questa parte, dal Comites, guidato da Vincenzo Arcobelli, in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d'Italia, la conferenza è ormai divenuto un appuntamento importante per la comunità dei ricercat...

by Jan Cottingham   Gio Bruno, co-owner of Bruno's Little Italy, has announced plans to open a delicatessen at 308 Main St. in downtown Little Rock next door to the restaurant. The lease was signed on Thursday with Dundee Holding Co. of Little Rock, Bruno said.   Central Construction Group of Little Rock is the contractor, and Gr...

by Kathaleen Roberts   The Gavones are an Italian family just trying to get through a funeral between embezzling, fighting and eating. "I would hesitate to call them dysfunctional because within their psychosis, they're functioning quite well," said James Cady,director of "The Gavones of Philadelphia," opening at the Adobe Theater on Fr...

Between 1850 and 1870, New Orleans boasted the largest Italian-born population of any city in the United States. Its early Italian immigrants included musicians, business leaders and diplomats. However, by 1910, the city's French Quarter was a "Little Palermo" with Italian entrepreneurs, laborers and restaurateurs dominating the scene. The majority...

It rained for St. Joseph on Sunday. It was as if the group of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church parishioners planned it that way.   Weeks after preparing just about every imaginable dessert, the cooks had to fire up the spaghetti pots and fish fryers under the shelter of tents as Saturday night rain lasted through most of Sunday morning...

Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, is traveling to Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Kentucky to meet with local authorities, promote business, cultural, and scientific ties with Italy, and raise awareness about Expo Milan 2015 and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).   On Tuesday, he traveled...